What Educational Requirements Do You Need To Become A Dental Hygienist?

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You might be thinking of training to become a dental hygienist and are wondering what type of education do you need to earn your credentials? While it is not necessary to attend a four-year university, it can open up more avenues of employment in different fields than you might have thought of. Here is a good idea of the type of classes and seduction you will need if you want to train as a dental hygienist.

28 August 2017

How To Tell If Small Children May Be Experiencing Toothaches And Other Problems

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When children are small, they may not always be able to tell you whether or not they are experiencing tooth issues. After their baby teeth have come in (and before their adult teeth are set), they can still experience issues such as tooth breakage and cavities -- but they may not be able to tell what the problem is. Here are a few signs that they may be having problems with their teeth.

31 July 2017

3 Habits That Can Damage Your Gums After A Dental Reconstruction

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Having healthy gums is the key to having healthy teeth after a dental resconstruction. However, there are many things you should try to avoid if you want to enjoy the healthiest gums possible. There are habits individuals engage in on a routine basis that can affect the quality of the gums. Working to eliminate doing some of these may be helpful in having the healthiest gums possible. Habit #1: Smoking

14 July 2017

Three Things You Should Do Before You Have Your Teeth Whitened

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Teeth whitening by a dentist guarantees you one thing; your teeth will be noticeably whiter than they are with store-bought teeth whitening kits. However, there are some things that this cosmetic process does not guarantee. You will need to prepare for your professional whitening by doing these three things first. Remove Silver Amalgam and Replace with Tooth-Colored Amalgam Teeth whitening procedures do not whiten the dark areas of your teeth that are affected by silver amalgam.

6 June 2017

Preparing To Undergo Cosmetic Dentistry

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Did losing a large amount of weight lead to you wanting to improve the look of your teeth as well? If your teeth are in a condition in which it will likely take a long time to achieve satisfactory results, cosmetic dentistry might be a good option. There are a few steps that must be done before you can undergo a cosmetic dental procedure. Basically, the overall condition of your oral health will play a role in what must be done during the process.

20 May 2017

The Best Treatments For Temporary Relief For Swelling

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While feeling around your mouth, you may discover that an area near a single tooth is swollen. This bulge near the tooth is likely the result of gum disease. This is not an uncommon condition, with half of Americans having swollen gums at some point. While it is likely that only your doctor can treat this condition in the long-term, there are some treatments you can use for temporary relief.

1 March 2017

Fillings For Your Cavities

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Cavities often result from enamel damage caused by bacterial acid. When the bacteria in your oral cavity feed on carbohydrates from food particles in your mouth, they release byproducts of their digestive process. One of these byproducts is bacterial acid. As the acid dissolves essential minerals within the tooth enamel, cavities form. The cavities, which are also called dental caries, are essentially holes in the tooth enamel. Various types of fillings may be used, depending on the size and severity of a cavity.

17 February 2017

3 Tips To Prepare For Dental Implant Surgery

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If you have missing teeth, you might be looking forward to having dental implants put in so that you can be proud of your smile. However, you might be nervous about the actual surgery of having them put in. Luckily, following these tips can help you prepare for the procedure so that it will go as well as possible on your appointment date. 1. Talk to Your Dentist and Doctor About Your Medication

9 January 2017

Taking Care Of A Dental Post

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Dental posts are made from two main components: a titanium root and a porcelain crown. If you have received a dental post, also known as an implant, you might think that based on this description, your implant is impervious to tooth decay. You would be wrong. A dental implant can still fail, so it is critical to take care of your implant so that you can enjoy it for years to come.

29 December 2016

Questions About Dental Crowns

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Dental crowns are commonly used during many different dental applications. Nevertheless, many people know little about these dental devices. Here is a bit of information about dental crowns and their uses: What are dental crowns made of? Dental crowns can be made from a number of materials, such as porcelain, metal alloy, stainless steel, resin, porcelain-over-metal or even gold. The crown material must be durable enough to withstand normal bite pressure from mastication.

15 December 2016